Using the Kindle Fire as a Home Automation Touchscreen

Ever since I saw the first homes with wall-mounted touchscreens, I've yearned for an affordable alternative. Was the Kindle Fire, the answer to my dreams. I ordered one in an attempt to find out.

Like a kid waiting for Santa, I looked out the window every 15 minutes on Saturday morning for the UPS driver. After what seemed like an eternity (it was after 10:30 am after all), it arrived. I excitedly unboxed it and got to work. Within 10 minutes, I had the tablet up and running and controlling devices and events (albeit with a sample skin). A few hours later, I had my custom iPad screens adapted to the size of the Fire and deployed on the device. I now had my $199 Home Automation touchscreen. One in every important room was within my grasp and my budget.

Visual Presentations for the Modern Sports Bar

The ideal sports fan experience includes views available from any seat in the bar with multiple, large high-definition TVs positioned for ease of view.  The size of the bar will determine how many TVs can be utilized and whether a large projection-screen would work.  Customers are drawn to the mega screen for sports action, such as NASCAR. 

The layout of the bar will determine the placement of the TVs.  Place as many TVs behind the bar as the space will allow.  There was a time when mirrors or paintings were mounted behind the bar because tube type televisions would not fit, but today these decorations are replaced by flat panel televisions, which need only inches from the wall for mounting. 

What can you expect in today's conference rooms?

To grow, a company has to spend money.  Many companies upgrade the technology for their employees, but they often forget the potential of their conference rooms.  Before the first piece of equipment is purchased, a company needs to evaluate how the room will be used, the esthetics of the room, and the layout. 

RTI Selects TOTAL Marketing as Commercial Manufacturers' Representative and Full -Line Distributor for Southwestern, Western, and South -Central U.S.

Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced that the company has appointed TOTAL Marketing as its representative and distributor for commercial integrators in the Southwestern, Western, and South-Central United States.

RTI Selects TOTAL Marketing as Commercial Manufacturers' Representative and Full-Line Distributor for Southwestern, Western, and South-Central U.S.

Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced that the company has appointed TOTAL Marketing as its representative and distributor for commercial integrators in the Southwestern, Western, and South-Central United States.

Lenovo Sets Web-Linked TV

Chinese personal-computer maker Lenovo Group Ltd. on Tuesday said it would soon unveil a "smart TV" product called LeTV as well as a new cloud-computing strategy, as it competes with others to diversify and address growing demand for Internet-connected devices. The company, which surpassed Dell Inc. in the third quarter to become the world's second-largest PC vendor by unit shipments after Hewlett-Packard Co., is the latest to enter the competition to offer Internet content on television. Lenovo didn't provide details on the capabilities of LeTV, but it comes as others have released smart TVs, which are expected to have computer-style features and could allow companies to directly sell movies, TV shows and other content. Search giant Google Inc. is gearing up to challenge the likes of Apple Inc. in the area with its Google TV operating system. Lenovo said the new LeTV will be an Internet-connected product and is expected to launch in the first quarter. In recent weeks, Samsung Electronics Co. and LG Electronics Inc. have also announced plans for smart TVs.

Cyber Monday sales hit record $1.25 billion

Cyber Monday online sales set a record, led by department stores and home goods retailers, according to U.S. data released on Tuesday. Online sales reached $1.251 billion on Monday, up 22 percent from the same day last year, said comScore Inc, a closely watched Web tracking firm. IBM Benchmark, a unit of International Business Machines Corp, put the increase at 33 percent compared with Cyber Monday in 2010. Department stores saw online sales surge 60 percent this Cyber Monday, compared with last year, while sales of home goods rose 68 percent, IBM Benchmark added.

MuxLab HDMI Passive Cat5e/6 Extender Kit Pushes the Limits

MuxLab Inc (www.muxlab.com), designer and manufacturer of security video and audio-video connectivity solutions for copper twisted pair, announces its latest addition to its AV connectivity portfolio…..The HDMI Passive Extender Kit (500402).

Audience Introduces Its Au24e Impedance -Matched Phono Cables

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Frank Doris 631-645-5668 frankdoris@optonline.net Richard Colburn/Audience 360-718-8300 Richard@audience-av.com

Audience Introduces Its Au24e Impedance-Matched Phono Cables

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Frank Doris 631-645-5668 frankdoris@optonline.net Richard Colburn/Audience 360-718-8300 Richard@audience-av.com

Pakedge RB -KIT Preconfigured Enterprise -Class Router & Security Appliance: Approved for Use with Control4® Home Control Products

For Immediate Release Date: November 28 , 2011 Contact: Nick Phillips, 650-385-8712, nick@pakedge.com Frank Doris / Media Relations, 631-645-5668, frankdoris@optonline.net

Pakedge RB-KIT Preconfigured Enterprise-Class Router & Security Appliance: Approved for Use with Control4® Home Control Products

For Immediate Release Date: November 28 , 2011 Contact: Nick Phillips, 650-385-8712, nick@pakedge.com Frank Doris / Media Relations, 631-645-5668, frankdoris@optonline.net

Audio -Technica Headphones and Phono Cartridges Are Part of the New William Ralston Listening Library at the University of the South

Contact: Frank Doris Tel: (631) 645-5668 frankdoris@optonline.net

Audio-Technica Headphones and Phono Cartridges Are Part of the New William Ralston Listening Library at the University of the South

Contact: Frank Doris Tel: (631) 645-5668 frankdoris@optonline.net

Parks Associates research finds consumers okay with personalized ads

One-fourth of Millennials Use Mobile Phone To Research Purchases

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